P020Concept, EditingTheater is Dead. Long Live Theater


Exuberantly sensual, internationally celebrated, open to diversity and beyond disciplinary boundaries, while being contested and met with hostility: the directorship of Benjamin von Blomberg and Nicolas Stemann at Schauspielhaus Zurich was a pioneering time. Packaged as an alphabetical glossary, this reader evokes the hopes and promises associated with their artistic co-directorship, represents the diverse signatures of the artists involved and gives voice to the public debates around the re-orientation of the Schauspielhaus.

What will remain of this attempt to rethink municipal theater for the 21st century? Theater Is Dead. Long Live Theater. Schauspielhaus Zürich 2019-2024 does not provide answers, but assembles material that could be relevant for future attempts at renewing the veneral institution of municipal theater. The result is an artistic text and illustrated book that celebrates an expanded concept of theater while contextualizing the works created in Zurich between theater, dance, film and the performative arts.

Linen-bound hardcover / 312 pages / 150 × 220 mm / ISBN 978-3-95749-530-3

Concept: Laurenz Brunner, Mathis Neuhaus, Moritz Frischkorn, Isabella Wehdanner / Art Direction: Laurenz Brunner / Editing: Mathis Neuhaus, Moritz Frischkorn, Isabella Wehdanner

Published by Schauspielhaus Zurich / Theater der Zeit in June 2024